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Sound Drivers I formated my computer and installed my video drivers.Restarted my comp but then when i tried to dl my audio drivers it said that i had to be logged in as an admin when i was.

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Re: Sound Drivers

Create one user and install audio drivers

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What to do when no audio/sound after computer reformat

Normally, when you buy a computer, whether desk top or lap top, there's an installation disk that accompanies the unit. This is a moterboard installaer. all the drivers needed by the motherboard is in this disk, but most of the time, the retailers will not give this to you unless you ask for it. This is needed to ensure that the right drivers installed will be compatible with your motherboard, especially during formatting or re-formatting prcess. So if you have recently formatted your computer and there's no sound you can just install the motherboard drivers from the installer then presto, all your needed drivers are installed. But if you don't have the installation disk or mis placed it already, then use the following tips to troubleshoot your audio problems. I hope this will help.
Tip #1. Before formatting your computer, whether a desk top or a lap top, make sure to back up your drivers using programs such as "driver genius", "driver checker" or "driver magician" . These programs can be downloaded freely from their respective sites as "Trial Versions". Download and install any of these programs. Any way, although it's only a trial version, you can use all the function of the program, especially the 'back up driver' function. Make sure to back up your drivers to a location not to the disk/drive that you are going to reformat, otherwise it will be erased during formatting. Use a removable disk/drive or USB to back up your drivers. You can now reformat your computer. After reformat, try to check if there is a sound coming out from your speakers. If no sound is coming out then there must be a problem with the audio drivers. To make sure what is causing the problem, try the following troubleshooting guides ; 1) Click 'start', then 'control panel', double click 'sounds and audio devices', if it says that there is no audio device present, then the problem is on the multi-media device driver. 2) If there is a mult- media device present( ex.AC 97), then the problem is on the audio driver.Whichever the case maybe, double click the 'system' from 'control panel' then click the 'hardware' then 'device manager'. From the device manager, click on the sound, video and game controllers. Right click on the audio device( ex. realtek audio), then click update driver. The hardware & update wizzard will appear, click on 'install from a specified location', click 'next', then specify the folder where you stored your back up drivers, specifically your audio device driver, click 'ok' then the old audio driver will be re installed. Try playing a sound from your computer after reboot.
Tip #2. If after trying the first option and still no sound is produced, try to re install your old drivers using the program you used to back up your drivers by using the 'restore driver' option. make sure to specify the location of your back up driver when prompted. After re installing re boot then play a sound.
Tip #3. If upon restoring the back up drivers, still no sound is produced, go to the windows update using internet explorer browser. After checking your system for critical updates, a run down of updates will be posted, check if there's an update for your audio device driver, select he update then click '
ok'. Re boot your system then play asound.
Tip #4. Before doing all the other tips make sure to check if your connections are in tack, sometimes the problem is only a loose connection of the speaker jacks, or for lap top make sure that your speakers are not in a mute mode or off position.

on Aug 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Computer problem no volume

Try adjusting the volume controls. Look for the Sound or Audio properties in the Control Panel. Click Start/Control Panel or Start/Settings/Control Panel and look for Audio or Sound. Make sure the volume is turned up and not on mute.

You can also get to the audio properties by clicking on the megaphone located at the bottom right near the time.

Try downloading and installing the Audio Drivers from HP's website.

Get online and got to In the google search box type: "HP Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download and install the Audio drivers.

Try using the VLC Player. It comes with drivers and codec. I've seen it solve many sound and audio issues.

Try using VLC as your player. Go to and in the search box type "download vlc" (without the quotes). Look for the Video Lan download from site Download and install it. It downloads and installs in 3 minutes or so. It's a very fast player, smooth and it can play just about any type of dvd formats and media. It's totally FREE.

Jun 09, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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I bought a compaq computer whose running system was already bad. I formated it, installed some running systems but non had a good resolution nor sound or video drivers.

Yeah, ya gotta chase down the drivers for each device from it's manufacturer's web site. Items like the motherboard, the video card, the sound card,,etc. Many motherboards have the video and audio chips built into the motherboard itself, so the mo-bo mfr would have all the drivers.

May 05, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Pls i can"t hear the


You just need to download the appropriate audio driver for your computer. Go to the Device Manager and install all missing drivers for "Unknown Devices". Either connect to the internet or use the driver disc which came with the motherboard of the computer.

For those who doesn't know how to access Device Manager, please follow the steps below.

For Windows XP:
Start -> Run -> Type devmgmt.msc (in the box) -> Right click Unknown device -> Properties -> Driver tab -> Update driver

For Windows Vista and Windows 7
Start -> Type devmgmt.msc (in the start search box) -> Right click Unknown device -> Properties -> Driver tab -> Update driver

Hope this helps.

Jun 19, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have a used dell desk top.I bought Logitech comp. speakers and ive enjoyed listen to some music on utube,until the other night. The sound went totally out! Thinking it was the speakers, I unplugged...

Check the following,
  • Speakers, connecting cables and Sound Card are working fine by connecting to another computer.
  • OR
  • If the connection ok increase your volume and open the cable from the pc.
    Now you will touch the stereo jack, can you can listen a sound when touch the jack. If you will not get any sound, think there is the problem in your amplifier or audio system has not any voltage. To confirm the voltage check by multi miter or can go any local Technician .If the voltage is ok, think your sound system defected and should go to Technician.

  • If your sound system is ok
  • Speaker Cable connect to an audio port (Audio/Video port in system box).
  • Ensure Volume is not in MUTE / Low (in Volume Controller).
  • Audio drivers have installed.
  • To confirm follow next step or ROLL BACK THE DRIVER For another check follow the Steps:
• Go to Start>
• Control panel>
• Double click on "System" Icon> (it shows the System PropertiesWindow)
• Select "Hardware" Tab>
• Select "Device Manager" Tab> (it shows the Device Manager Window)
• Select "Sound, video and game controllers">
• Expand "+" symbol> (check the audio Codec's, Legacy Audio Drivers andothers are not in Questioned Mark (?) symbol with yellow color. If there needto install the drivers). So please go there website>supports>download For download Suppose, you need driver for, ASUSK8V-VM Product =Mother Board So Series = (Socket 754etc.) So Model = (Model no will beK8v-vm) And please select the O.S (XP/ VISTA / WINDOWS 7) version of the drivers that matches yourP.C and search. Now you can download easilyone after one. Hope it will help you.

Feb 23, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Sound drivers multimedia audio drivers arent functioning

Ur thinkcenter does not support realtek ac 97 sound driver indeed it supports ADI SoundMAX audio driver which u can download by using following link here is the link

Jul 07, 2009 | IBM ThinkCentre S50 8183 - P4 3 GHz...

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Problem with sound after windows XP installation and realtek

Is that onboard sound device..?, it seems your sound device broken, if so you can't solve problem with installing driver, you must have PCI Sound Card to enable sound on your computer.

Jun 08, 2009 | Medion 1453 (MED-1453) PC Desktop

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No sound after windows XP installation + realtek installation

check the series, is it really require realtek? because the driver doesn't depends on the windows XP, but the type, model and series of motherboard or chipset brand.... anyway, realtek doesnt written on the device manager, check to your control panel - sound and audio device, is all enabled?or does any volume elements are muted..

Jun 08, 2009 | Medion 1453 (MED-1453) PC Desktop

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No sound

You did not install your motherboard drivers...install them and only then your audio card will be detected....Try i and let m know
good luck!

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